Art Bio: Norah Lovell (b. NYC, NY) is a visual artist whose work includes drawings on paper and ephemera, books and paintings. She received her MFA from the University of Chicago and BFA from the University of New Mexico. Residing in New Orleans since 2008, she has worked as a painting conservator, and program coordinator at Tulane University. She is the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Center fellowship and studio residency for 2013-14. Her work has been exhibited at the Contemporary Arts Center, N.O., The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Callan Contemporary, N.O., and is included in the Drawing Center Museum’s Viewing Program, NYC. Artist Statement: My recent body of work serves as a loose container for personal allegories, which are looping, unfolding, manifold and in a sense never finished. They are fueled by external sources but mostly feed from each other, daisy chain style, species meeting species. At the core there is a collision of natural worlds, animal, human, unknown and cultivated. All of the works share a tendency to chart somewhat familiar ground and to extend their explorations into inexplicable terrain; the thing lost in translation. In the drawing there is something akin to the dreamy persistence of the adolescent hand: all-absorption in the paper realm of micro-glyphic doodle. Inscribed and over-inscribed, I see these works as stubborn holdouts, encoding time, compulsive penmanship, strange penance, small worlds.
Norah's ArtPrize Entries
These are Norah's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Norah's Past Work
These are images of past work that Norah has done.